The Daily Shortlist May 8
Inspired by true events, Hands on a Hardbody is a new musical, about 10 people in Texas up for winning a truck the old-fashioned way, by keeping one hand on the truck the longest to win it. Featuring a book by Doug Wright (Pulitzer Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife), lyrics by Amanda Green (Bring It On: The Musical) and music by Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Amanda Green, and directed by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow). Nearby and delicious, Eatery offers a new American menu that’s asian influenced. Try the Red Curry Chicken Breast over roti pancake, with baby carrots and red curry coconut sauce ($16.95). Valhalla’s minimalist space is chill, letting the 24 brands of beer from all over the world on tap be the main attraction at this bar. While its warm out, waste a little time walking through Central Park, relax, and get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Just watch your step. The working horses tend to leave surprises behind them!